Texas A&M - RPI 77 - They were a top 25 team although, yes, they just fell out.
ULL - RPI 67 - Ranked #16 and #15 in 2 different polls.
Sam Houston's RPI of 82 is not logical to me. The selection committee will surely have a different criteria and yes, RPI matters. But I suspect the committee will have an adjusted rating system.
I've speculated we are perhaps rated in the 35-40 range... purely a guess. But looking at ULL, A&M, Sam Houston, I believe all 3 teams would be regional at-large considerations right now. But with RPIs of 67, 77, 82, you would conclude none of these teams is worthy, which isn't logical.
Let's just win the tourney. Just win baby?
Its not how you start, its how you finiSH.